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1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Agency resources and planned performance

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3 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS Section 1: Agency overview and resources Strategic direction Agency resource statement Budget measures Transition from outcomes and outputs to outcomes and programs Payments for which Treasury is appropriated under the New Federal Financial Relations (FFR) Framework...45 Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance Outcome Outcome Outcome Outcome Outcome Section 3: Explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements Explanatory tables Budgeted Financial Statements

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5 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS Section 1: Agency overview and resources 1.1 STRATEGIC DIRECTION The department provides advice to the government and administers programs to achieve government objectives for education, employment and workplace relations. The department works in partnership with the states and territories, non-government authorities, providers and industry towards achieving five outcomes. These are detailed in Figure 1. The Outcomes summarise objectives the government is seeking to achieve in its agenda for improving Australia s economic performance and social well being. The government s productivity agenda incorporates an education revolution, workplace relations reform, workforce participation and social inclusion. Through the Education Revolution the government aims to provide universal access to a high quality education from the earliest age, world-class teaching and learning in schools, and effective training and life-long learning opportunities through education providers such as universities, TAFEs and in the workplace. To support this process, the government is committed to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to ensure that every Australian secondary school graduate has the skills and opportunities to secure tomorrow s jobs. The government s education reform agenda focuses on equity and access, diversity, choice and the highest quality education. The government s workforce participation and social inclusion agendas reinforce each other as important contributors to productivity growth. The government strategy aims to enhance employability through acquisition of labour market skills and knowledge and participation in society and the economy. The strategy is supported by investment in employment and training services for the unemployed and the disadvantaged. 15

6 The social inclusion agenda is underpinned by investment in human capital to address disadvantage across communities in Australia. This agenda includes closing the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous communities in employment and education. The government is addressing these issues by providing opportunities for disadvantaged individuals and communities to participate in society and by working to improve collaboration between governments, communities and employers. For example, it is removing disincentives and barriers to labour force participation and increasing participation in tertiary education of students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The government s agenda on workplace relations aims to raise productivity and restore fairness in the workplace. Following the passage of the Transition to Forward with Fairness Act 2008, the department is working on implementing the government s new industrial relations framework to replace Work Choices. A new workplace relations system will be fully operational from the beginning of It will provide a uniform set of industrial relations laws for the entire private economy of the nation. The new system will encourage flexible enterprise agreements and create new flexibilities for common law agreements and modernised awards. The government has achieved agreement at COAG on a number of National Partnerships that will commit the Australian and the state and territory governments to achieving specific targets that raise educational attainment and qualifications of all Australians and close the gap for Indigenous Australians particularly in education and employment. On 26 March 2008, COAG agreed to implement the new Federal Financial Relations Framework, commencing on 1 January This framework has been introduced to ensure effective implementation to achieve these targets. On 29 November 2008, COAG reaffirmed its commitment to the new financial framework for federal financial relations and agreed to a substantial funding package to underpin the financial framework reforms. These reforms are being implemented through a new Inter-Governmental Agreement that covers the Commonwealth s financial relationship with the states. Under the new framework, all payments to the states, with few exceptions, will be made by the Commonwealth Treasury to the State Treasuries. The Inter Governmental Agency Agreement on Federal Financial Relations represents one of the most significant reforms to Australia s federal financial relations in decades. It is aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of government services by reducing Commonwealth prescriptions on service delivery by the states, providing them with increased flexibility in the way they deliver services to the Australian people. It provides a clearer specification of the roles and responsibilities of each level of government and an improved focus on accountability for better outcomes and better service delivery. 16

7 For the purposes of payment arrangements, schools, VET and child care programs have been split with the government portions being managed by Treasury, and DEEWR retaining policy and payment administration responsibility of the payments and estimates for the non-government portions of program expenditures. The presentation of the Portfolio Budget Statements has been amended to reflect this change. The department has responsibility for a central part of the government s strategy which aims to provide a sustained increase in the quantity of investment, and the quality of outcomes across the education, skills and training systems. The government priorities provide the basis for the department s Strategic Plan consisting of the following five elements: A positive start in life. A brighter future through education. A highly skilled, educated and productive community. A participative and inclusive society. A safe, fair, productive and successful workplace. In , the department will be working to assist the government to achieve the above challenges through the delivery of the following major initiatives: The Digital Education Revolution - a $1 billion National Secondary School Computer Fund to provide high speed broadband to schools and computers at school for all students from years 9 to 12. Reform across the higher education and innovation systems in response to the Bradley Review of Higher Education and the Cutler Review of the National Innovation System is designed to drive a greater focus on students and their needs, an increased emphasis on quality teaching and learning and increased participation by students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Trade Training Centres in School Program - funding of up to $1.5 million per high school to establish trades training centres at every Australian secondary school. Monitoring economic conditions, including the global financial crisis and evaluating where the department s programs can address changes in labour market conditions and industry skills needs. 17

8 Smarter Schools Literacy and Numeracy - $577 million over four years for a new Succeeding in Literacy and Numeracy Grants program to provide targeted literacy and numeracy assistance to school students. Smarter Schools Low SES Schools NP - $56.4 million over four years to expand intensive literacy and numeracy programs to assist Indigenous students who are underachieving. Smarter Schools Quality Teaching (National Partnerships). The introduction on 1 July 2009 of new employment services arrangements through Job Services Australia. The global economic recession is impacting on every community within Australia. Some groups of Australians are being affected more than others and need additional assistance, for example, some Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities and jobless families face barriers to success that other Australians do not and these are being magnified in the current economic environment. In December 2008, the Government announced a $4.7 billion Nation Building package to stimulate the economy. In February 2009 the Government announced a further $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan to support jobs and invest in future long term economic and productivity growth. These measures were all designed to support jobs and working families as well as productivity growth for the long term. 18

9 1.2 AGENCY RESOURCE STATEMENT Table 1.1 shows the total resources from all origins. The table summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental classification. Table 1.1: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations resource statement Budget estimates for as at Budget May 2009 Estimate Proposed Total Actual of prior + at Budget = estimate available year amounts appropriation available in $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Ordinary Annual Services 1 Departmental appropriation Prior year departmental appropriation Departmental appropriation 859, ,418 1,907,817 S.31 Relevant agency receipts 3 53,236 53,236 69,419 Total 0 912, ,654 1,977,236 Administered expenses Outcome 1 432, , ,062 Outcome 2 464, , ,420 Payments to CAC Act Bodies 4,800 4,800 4,200 Outcome 3 2,780,611 2,780,611 1,700,991 Payments to CAC Act Bodies 28,325 28,325 27,729 Outcome 4 2,632,922 2,632,922 2,296,642 Payments to CAC Act Bodies 5,911 5,911 5,772 Outcome 5 130, , ,490 Total 6,479,020 6,479,020 5,009,306 Total ordinary annual services A 0 7,391,674 7,391,674 6,986,542 Other services 2 Administered expenses Specific payments to States, ACT, NT and local government Outcome ,267 Outcome 2 3,734,221 3,734, ,021 Total 0 3,734,221 3,734, ,288 Departmental non-operating Equity injections 25,564 25,564 7,794 Previous years' outputs 16,084 16,084 - Total 0 41,648 41,648 7,794 Total other services B 0 3,775,869 3,775, ,082 Total Available Annual Appropriations 0 11,167,543 11,167,543 7,911,624 19

10 Table 1.1: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations resource statement Budget estimates for as at Budget May 2009 (cont.) Special appropriations Special appropriations limited by criteria/entitlement A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia's Needs) Act 2005 Estimate Proposed Total Actual of prior + at Budget = estimate available year amounts appropriation available in $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 3,093,044 3,093,044 3,105, , ,955 96,408 Coal Mining Industry (LSL) Funding Act 82,400 82,400 90, Higher Education Support Act ,324,357 6,324,357 7,783,600 Indigenous Education (Targeted 211, , ,297 Assistance) Act 2000 Schools Assistance (Learning Together - - 4,544,825 Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004 Schools Assistance Act ,456,903 6,456,903 2,973,050 Skilling Australia's Workforce Act ,173 Social Security (Administration) Act ,418,866 17,418,866 14,088,622 Student Assistance Act 1973 States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act , , ,459 Total special appropriations C 0 33,943,300 33,943,300 33,870,431 Total appropriations excluding Special Accounts 45,110,843 45,110,843 41,782,055 20

11 Table 1.1: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations resource statement Budget estimates for as at Budget May 2009 (cont.) Estimate Proposed Total Actual of prior + at Budget = estimate available year amounts appropriation available in $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Special Accounts Opening balance 5 5,966-5,765 10,509 Non-appropriation receipts to - Special Accounts 904, ,106 85,798 Total Special Account D 5, , ,871 96,307 Total resourcing 5,966 46,014,949 46,020,714 41,878,362 A+B+C+D Less appropriations drawn from annual or special appropriations above and credited to special accounts and/or CAC Act bodies through annual appropriations 39,036 39,036 37,701 Total net resourcing for Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 5,966 45,975,913 45,981,678 41,840,661 1 Appropriation Bill (No.1) Appropriation Bill (No.2) ³ s31 Relevant Agency receipts - estimate 4 Estimated adjusted balance carried from previous year for Annual Appropriations 5 Estimated opening balance for special accounts. For further information on special accounts see Table Reader note: All figures are GST exclusive. Third Party Payments from and on behalf of other agencies $'000 $'000 Receipts received from other agencies for the provision of services 53,236 69,419 (disclosed above within Departmental section31) Payments made by other agencies on behalf of Agency (disclosed above) 20,800,561 17,514,135 Payments made to other agencies for the provision of services (disclosed above) Payments made to CAC Act bodies within the Portfolio Teaching Australia (Annual Bill 1 - Outcome 2) 4,800 4,200 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd (Special Appropriation - Higher Education Support Act 2003 ) 28,325 27,729 Comcare (Annual Bill 1 - Outcome 4) 5,911 5,772 21

12 1.3 BUDGET MEASURES Budget measures relating to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations are detailed in Budget Paper No. 2 and are summarised below. This includes announced after Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements No Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Revenue Measures System for the 21st Century conditional funding and revised indexation arrangements 3.1 Administered revenues ,200 Departmental revenues Total ,200 Expansion of VET FEE-HELP for full-fee students 3.2 Administered revenues - 21, Departmental revenues Total - 21,840 31,729 43,058 55,735 Extension of Income Contingent Loans to state-subsidised students in vocational education and training 3.2 Administered revenues - - 1,300 2,800 4,500 Departmental revenues Total - - 1,300 2,800 4,500 System for the 21st Century demanddriven funding for higher education 3.2 Administered revenues ,800 Departmental revenues Total ,800 22

13 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Revenue Measures Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 System for the 21st Century increase in the maximum annual student contribution amount for education and nursing 3.2 Administered revenues ,000 Departmental revenues Total ,000 System for the 21st Century remove the loan fee on OS-HELP loans 3.2 Administered revenues - -1,600-4,300-5,000-5,500 Departmental revenues Total - -1,600-4,300-5,000-5,500 Total Revenue Measures Administered revenues - -1,600-4,100-4,200-3,500 Departmental revenues Total - Expense measures Migration Program 1 - allocation of places for ,3,4 Administered expenses - -3,989-4,089-36,422-39,399 Total - -3,989-4,089-36,422-39,399 Migration program -a reduction in skill stream places 1 1,3,4 Administered expenses - -3,675-8,334-19,962-20,462 Total - -3,675-8,334-19,962-20,462 Closing the Gap Northern Territory creches 1.1 Administered expenses - 4,264 2,190 2,278 - Departmental expenses Total - 4,441 2,311 2,330 - Child Care Cost Estimator - improvement 1.1 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total

14 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Children with a disability-additional outside school hours care 2 1.1, 1.2 Administered expenses ,057 1,089 1,122 Total ,057 1,089 1,122 National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children - Special Child Care Benefit - increasing awareness and access Administered expenses - 8,447 8,575 8,781 8,965 Departmental expenses Total - 9,076 8,982 9,192 9,379 Drought Assistance - schools extension 2.1 Administered expenses - 25, Departmental expenses Total - 25, Quality Teacher Program - National Projects component - abolition 2.3 Administered expenses - -7,700-8,053-8,287-8,148 Total - -7,700-8,053-8,287-8,148 Closing the Gap Northern Territory enhancing education quality teaching and accelerated literacy 2.3 Administered expenses - 2,357 2,443 1,846 - Departmental expenses Total - 2,871 2,881 2,302 - Closing the Gap Northern Territory enhancing education school nutrition 2.3 Administered expenses - 10,965 10,475 10,275 - Departmental expenses - 1,295 1,176 1,183 - Total - 12,260 11,651 11,458 - Closing the Gap Northern Territory enhancing education teacher housing 2.3 Administered expenses - 11, Departmental expenses Total - 11,

15 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Closing the Gap Sporting Chance Program 2.3 Administered expenses 1,027 1,921 3,025 3,083 - Departmental expenses Total 1,027 2,120 3,300 3,591 - National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children -Transition to Independent Living Allowance -increase 2.7 Administered expenses - 1,281 1,303 1,328 1,352 Total - 1,281 1,303 1,328 1,352 Improving School Enrolment and Attendance Trial - continuation 2.10 Administered expenses Total Business-Schools Connections Roundtable 2.10 Administered expenses Total Youth Development and Support Program - funding reallocation 2.10 Administered expenses Total Jobs and Training Compact - Youth Attainment and Transitions National Partnership 2.10 Administered expenses Total Drought Assistance - Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme - extension 2.11 Administered expenses , Departmental expenses Total - 7,800 1,

16 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures System for the 21st Century Australian Universities Quality Agency - redirection of funding 3.1 Administered expenses ,300-1,300-1,300 Total ,300-1,300-1,300 System for the 21st Century - Higher Education Equity Support Program - redirect funding 3.1 Administered expenses - -5,986-12,200-12,432-12,668 Total - -5,986-12,200-12,432-12,668 System for the 21st Century - redirect funds to establish the Structural Adjustment Fund 3.1 Administered expenses - -19,871-28,439-15,913 - Total - -19,871-28,439-15,913 - System for the 21st Century Learning and Teaching Performance Fund redirect funding 3.1 Administered expenses - -38,144-77,115-95, ,298 Total - -38,144-77,115-95, ,298 System for the 21st Century Workplace Productivity Program (savings) 3.1 Administered expenses ,673-30,400-30,977 Total ,673-30,400-30,977 System for the 21st Century Student Income Support - abolition of Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships and Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships program 3.1 Administered expenses - -54, , , ,143 Total - -54, , , ,143 26

17 Table 1.2: Expense Measures DEEWR Budget Statements - Overview & resources Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 System for the 21st Century Student Income Support abolition of Commonwealth Scholarships for Associate Degrees program 3.1 Administered expenses - -13,554-13,798-14,051-14,314 Total - -13,554-13,798-14,051-14,314 System for the 21st Century - National Quality and Regulatory Agency for Higher Education - establishment 3.1 Administered expenses - 7,000 12,500 13,700 20,200 Departmental expenses - 2,992 1,841 1,579 1,034 Total - 9,992 14,341 15,279 21,234 System for the 21st Century funding for institutional performance targets 3.1 Administered expenses , ,714 Departmental expenses , Total , ,678 System for the 21st Century conditional funding and revised indexation arrangements 3.1 Administered expenses , , ,100 Departmental expenses - - 1, Total , , ,100 System for the 21st Century Structural Adjustment Fund 3.1 Administered expenses - 50,000 70,200 55,500 24,500 Departmental expenses Total - 50,478 70,682 55,955 24,959 System for the 21st Century support to increase participation of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds 3.1 Administered expenses - 28,198 84, , ,021 Departmental expenses - 1, Total - 29,383 85, , ,932 27

18 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures System for the 21st Century Education Investment Fund Round Administered expenses 40, , ,573 78,203 19,500 Departmental expenses - Total 40, , ,573 78,203 19,500 System for the 21st Century Education Investment Fund Future Rounds 3.1 Administered expenses , , ,000 Departmental expenses - - Total , , ,000 Expansion of VET FEE-HELP for full-fee students 3.2 Administered expenses - 18,796 21,780 25,239 29,246 Total - 18,796 21,780 25,239 29,246 Extension of Income Contingent Loans to state-subsidised students in vocational education and training 3.2 Administered expenses - 2,650 3,401 4,302 5,345 Departmental expenses 1,796 4,051 3,799 3,798 3,855 Total 1,796 6,701 7,200 8,100 9,200 System for the 21st Century demanddriven funding for higher education 3.2 Administered expenses - 36,390 74, , ,900 Total - 36,390 74, , ,900 System for the 21st Century increase in the maximum annual student contribution amount for education and nursing 3.2 Administered expenses - 3,050 6,700 11,100 15,000 Total - 3,050 6,700 11,100 15,000 28

19 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures System for 21st Century Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) repayment reduction for education and nursing graduates 3.2 Administered expenses - - 3,680 25,604 48,086 Total - - 3,680 25,604 48,086 System for the 21st Century remove the loan fee on OS-HELP loans 3.2 Administered expenses Total System for the 21st Century - Student Income Support - Youth Allowance workforce participation criteria 3.3 Administered expenses , , , ,126 Total , , , ,126 System for the 21st Century - Student Income Support - increase Youth Allowance Parental Income Test threshold 3.3 Administered expenses - 122, , , ,254 Total - 122, , , ,254 System for the 21st Century - Student Income Support - reduction in the age of independence 3.3 Administered expenses - 1,872 13,425 40,014 83,382 Total - 1,872 13,425 40,014 83,382 System for 21st Century - Student Income Support - Relax Personal Income Test 3.3 Administered expenses , , ,175 Total , , ,175 29

20 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures System for the 21st Century - Student Income Support - Masters by coursework 3.3 Administered expenses ,404 60,259 Total ,404 60,259 System for the 21st Century Student Start-up Scholarship 3.3 Administered expenses - 163, , , ,038 Total - 163, , , ,038 System for the 21st Century Student Income Support Relocation Scholarship 3.3 Administered expenses - 24,676 50,806 54,831 60,205 Total - 24,676 50,806 54,831 60,205 System for the 21st Century Student Income Support - means test exemption for equity and merit-based scholarships 3.3 Administered expenses - 1,300 2,600 2,600 2,600 Total - 1,300 2,600 2,600 2,600 System for 21st Century Student Income Support administrative costs 3.3 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total Drought Assistance - Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses - extension 3.3 Administered expenses Total

21 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Drought Assistance - Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 3.3 Administered expenses 1,045 9, Total 1,045 9, Closing the Gap - Community Development Employment Projects Program (CDEP) and the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) Reform 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2 Administered expenses 2, , , , ,141 Departmental expenses 8,136 9,077 8,739 8,354 8,919 Total 10, , , , ,060 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Reduce and phase out Fast Track Apprenticeships 3.5 Administered expenses - -3,000-5,000-10,000-15,400 Departmental expenses ,539 Total - -3,000-5,414-10,982-16,939 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Abolish Apprenticeship Training (Fee) Voucher 3.5 Administered expenses - -51,100-57,100-57,100-57,600 Total - -51,100-57,100-57,100-57,600 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Abolish the Increased Opportunities for Schoolbased New Apprentices in the Trades 3.5 Administered expenses - -6,245-6,352-6,620-6,700 Total - -6,245-6,352-6,620-6,700 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Streamlined administration 3.5 Administered expenses ,953-6,446-6,517 Total ,953-6,446-6,517 31

22 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Extend employer incentives to all Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses 3.5 Administered expenses - 10,000 15,900 12,900 8,200 Total - 10,000 15,900 12,900 8,200 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding Provide support for Mid-Career Apprentices by extending funding to those aged 25 years and over 3.5 Administered expenses - 11,300 14,000 13,900 13,900 Total - 11,300 14,000 13,900 13,900 Reform of Australian Apprentices Incentive Funding extend incentives to employers of custodial apprentices 3.5 Administered expenses Total Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding - Combine three incentive programs into one program - Tools for your Trade 3.5 Administered expenses - 1,600 7,200 7,400 7,400 Total - 1,600 7,200 7,400 7,400 Reform of Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Funding - increased efficiency 3.5 Administered expenses Total Jobs and Training Compact - 10,000 additional places 3.5 Administered expenses - 76, Departmental expenses Total - 77,

23 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Revenue Measures Council of Australian Governments - Skills Recognition Taskforce 3.5 Administered expenses - 2, Departmental expenses 1,086 2, Total 1,086 4, Jobs and Training Compact - Pathways to Skills: Australian Apprenticeships Access Program - additional places 3.5 Administered expenses - 20, Departmental expenses Total - 21,158 6,233 6,357 - Council of Australian Government's decision - implementing the Council of Australian Government's Federal Financial Framework- expanded roles 3.5 Administered expenses - 1,500 2,500 1,000 1,000 Total - 1,500 2,500 1,000 1,000 Closing the Gap Northern Territory literacy and numeracy training for Indigenous job seekers 3.5 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total ,016 - Skills for the Carbon Challenge 3.5 Administered expenses - 7,825 6,575 5,475 5,825 Departmental expenses Total - 8,299 6,982 5,646 5,998 Prime Minister Australia Asia Awards 3.6 Administered expenses - 2,475 2,880 2,985 2,885 Departmental expenses Total - 3,456 3,818 3,882 3,791 Centrelink - appropriation arrangements 4.1 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total

24 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Jobs and Training Compact - information campaign on employment services and jobs 4.1 Administered expenses 8,448 6, Departmental expenses Total 8,600 7, Family Centred Employment Pilot Project 4.1 Administered expenses Total Nation Building and Jobs Plan - Communication 4.1 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total Jobs and Training Compact - Connecting People with Job Services 4.1 Administered expenses 680 1, Departmental expenses 1,286 1, Total 1,966 3, Jobs and Training Compact - improvements to assistance for job seekers 4.1 Administered expenses 21, Total 21, Job Capacity Assessments - additional assessments 4.1 Administered expenses - 174, , , ,077 Departmental expenses 7,967 1,501 1,517 1,532 Total - 182, , , ,609 Jobs and Training Compact - Jobs Fund 4.1 Administered expenses 11, , , Departmental expenses - 4,996 8, Total 11, , , Transitional Assistance to Employment Service Providers - Business Adjustment Fund 4.1 Administered expenses 1,500 1, Total 1,500 1,

25 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Paid Parental Leave Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total Jobs and Training Compact - Monitoring and Evaluation 4.1 Administered expenses , Departmental expenses , Total - 1,700 2, Participation Taskforce Review - More Flexible Participation Requirements For Parents Administered expenses - - 3,460 3,460 3,460 Departmental expenses Total ,918 3,578 3,519 Jobs and Training Compact - improved participation requirements for 15 to 20 year olds 4.1 Administered expenses - 100,585 40,990 25,426-8,558 Total - 100,585 40,990 25,426-8,558 National Mental Health and Disability Strategy - Disability Support Pension Employment Incentive Pilot 2 4.1, 4.3 Administered expenses ,958 1, Departmental expenses Total ,176 2, Disability Employment Services - new delivery model 4.3 Administered expenses Total Fraud and Compliance - Centrelink debts - increase in repayment rate 4.4 Administered expenses Total Temporary Business (Long Stay Visa Subclass 457) Reform - Implementation 4.4 Administered expenses Total

26 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Expense Measures Income Support Payments - Asset Test Hardship Provisions - Modification 4.4 Administered expenses ,000 1,089 1,179 Total ,000 1,089 1,179 Improving School Enrolment and Attendance Trial - continuation 4.4 Administered expenses Departmental expenses Total Secure and Sustainable Pensions - increase to pension payments Administered expenses - 12,890 10,481 9,415 7,123 Departmental expenses Total - 13,107 10,481 9,415 7,123 Jobs and Training Compact - Training Supplement 4.4 Administered expenses - 45,641 24,831 2,953 - Departmental expenses Total - 46,031 24,955 3,078 - Disability Support Pension - Better and Fairer Assessments Administered expenses ,189 94, ,847 Departmental expenses Total ,627 94, ,991 Fraud and Compliance - increased Centrelink compliance review activity 4.4 Administered expenses - -1,536-35,233-36,706-37,222 Total - -1,536-35,233-36,706-37,222 Unlawful Termination Assistance Scheme (UTAS) - Discontinuation 5.1 Administered expenses - -5,868-6,118-6,118-6,118 Total - -5,868-6,118-6,118-6,118 36

27 Table 1.2: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Budget measures (cont.) Expense Measures Program $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Alternative Dispute Resolution Assistance Scheme - Discontinuation 5.2 Administered expenses ,895-4,895-4,895 Total - -4,895-4,895-4,895-4,895 Fair Work Australia - Information and Education 5.2 Administered expenses 6,001 7, Departmental expenses Total 6,001 8, Total expense measures Administered expenses 92,802 1,248,090 1,441,954 1,363,461 1,628,245 Departmental expenses 13,063 46,456 32,510 21,920 17,705 Total 105,865 1,294,546 1,474,464 1,385,381 1,645,950 Capital measures Closing the Gap - Community Development Employment Projects Program (CDEP) and the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) Reform 4.2 Administered capital Departmental capital Total Job Capacity Assessments - additional assessments 4.2 Administered capital Departmental capital Total National Mental Health and Disability Strategy - Disability Support Pension Employment Incentive Pilot2 4.2 Administered capital Departmental capital Total Total capital measures Administered capital Departmental capital Total ¹ The lead agency for these measures is DIAC. The full measure descriptions and package details appear in Budget Paper 2 under the Immigration portfolio. ² The lead agency for these measures is FaHCSIA. The full measure descriptions and package details appear in Budget Paper 2 under the FaHCSIA portfolio. Prepared on a Government Financial Statistics (fiscal) basis

28 1.4 TRANSITION FROM OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS TO OUTCOMES AND PROGRAMS From the Budget, all General Government Sector (GGS) entities will be reporting on a program basis. The table below outlines the transition from the Budget year (as at Additional Estimates) which was presented in administered items, outputs and output groups to the program reporting framework used for the Budget. The table also captures revisions made to GGS outcome statements under the Operation Sunlight Outcome Statements Review. Figure 2: Transition table Budget year Budget year Outcome 1: Early Childhood Education and Child Care - children receive quality early childhood education and child care that meets the needs of their parents Outcome 1: Improved access to quality services that support early childhood learning and care for children through a national quality framework, agreed national standards, investment in infrastructure, and support for parents, carers, services and the workforce Administered Items: Administered Items: Child Care for eligible parents Program 1.1: Support for the Child Care System undergoing training Child Care Services Support Support for Child Care Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Support for Child Care SPP Care Fee Assistance Special Appropriations: Child Care Benefit Program 1.2: Child Care Fee Assistance Child Care Tax Rebate Child Care Benefit Child Care Tax Rebate Program 1.3: Early Childhood Education Universal Access to Preschool Early Learning and Care Centres Children and Family Centres 38

29 Budget year Budget year Outcome 2: School Education - schools and other educators provide high quality teaching and learning to all Australian children, creating good foundation skills and positive life opportunities Outcome 2: Improved learning and literacy, numeracy and educational attainment for school students, through funding for quality teaching and learning environments, workplace learning and career advice Administered Items: Administered Items: Digital Education Revolution Program 2.1: Government Schools National Drought Assistance for Schools Support 1 Helping Children with Autism National Asian Languages and Program 2.2: Non-Government Schools National Studies in Schools Support Even Start National Tuition Program Schools Assistance Act 2008 National Curriculum Board for Schools General Recurrent Grants Australian Schools Schools Capital Grants National School Chaplaincy Program Literacy, Numeracy and Special Online Curriculum Content for Learning Needs Australian Schools Schools Country Areas Australian Government Quality Schools English as a Second Language Teacher Program Schools Languages Program Targeted Quality Outcomes Non-Government School Term Hostels Closing the Gap for Indigenous Indigenous Education Program Australians Trade Training Centres for Schools Program 2.3: Schools Support National Action Plan for Literacy Drought Assistance for Schools and Numeracy Helping Children with Autism Special Appropriations National Asian Languages and Schools General Recurrent Grants Studies in Schools Schools Capital Grants Quality Outcomes Investing in Our Schools Grants and Awards Literacy, Numeracy and Special Framework for Open Learning Learning Needs National Student Aptitude Test for Tertiary Schools Country Areas Admission Schools English as a Second Supplementary funding for school operations Language National Schools Chaplaincy Program Schools Languages Program Local Schools Working Together Non-Government School Term Hostels Indigenous Education Indigenous Education Program Australian Technical Colleges Program 2.4 Trade Training Centres ABSTUDY - Secondary Trade Training Centres in Schools Assistance for Isolated Children Australian Technical Colleges Youth Allowance Superannuation Benefits for Aboriginal Program 2.5 Digital Education Revolution Tutor Assistance Scheme Program 2.6 National Action Plan on Literacy and Numeracy 2 Program 2.7: Building the Education Revolution 2 Program 2.8: Smarter Schools - Low Economic Status Communities 2 Program 2.9: Smarter Schools - Improving Teacher Notes: Quality 2 1. From 1 January 2009, there are no separate administered items under Program 2.1. The Program 2.10: Youth Support 3 National Education Agreement incorporates supplementary funding to government schools Program 2.11: School Student Assistance (previously known as specific purpose payments ABSTUDY Secondary for Recurrent Grants, Capital Grants and Targeted Assistance for Isolated Children Programs) and includes a number of Indigenous Youth Allowance education programs previously implemented under Superannuation Benefits for Aboriginal the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Tutor Assistance Scheme Act Refer Section 2, Outcome 2 for further information. 2. New National Partnerships agreed in Administered items from Outcome 5 in the structure were transferred to the new Outcome 2. Refer Outcome 5 Transition table for details. 39

30 Budget year Budget year Outcome 3: Higher Education - Australian higher education institutions provide high quality teaching and learning for all students, research training for relevant students and enhance the accessibility of their learning and research Outcome 3: A growth in skills, qualifications and productivity through funding to improve teaching quality, learning, and tertiary sector infrastructure, international promotion of Australia's education and training sectors, and partnerships with industry Administered Items: Administered Items: Higher Education Special Projects Program 3.1: Higher Education Support Framework for Open Learning Commonwealth Grants Scheme Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Performance Funding Council Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Higher Education Contribution to Australian Agency Education International Funding to Support low SES participation Superannuation Payments for Former Disability Support Program Commissioners Indigenous Support Program Special Appropriations: Structural Adjustment Commonwealth Grants Scheme Superannuation Program Regional Loading Quality Initiatives Enabling Loading Open Learning Initiative Workplace Productivity Program National Institutes Workplace Reform Program Indexation Capital Development Pool Commonwealth Scholarships Collaboration and Structural Reform Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Program Council Quality Initiatives Higher Education Special Projects Learning and Teaching Performance Fund Education Investment Fund (Higher Education) National Institutes Equity Programs Program 3.2: HELP Higher Education Loan Programs HECS-HELP Learning Scholarships FEE-HELP Indigenous Support Fund OS-HELP Open Learning Initiative SA-HELP Transition Fund - Higher Education ABSTUDY - Tertiary ABSTUDY - Student Financial Supplement Program 3.3: Tertiary Student Assistance Loans ABSTUDY - Tertiary Student Financial Supplement AUSTUDY - Tertiary Loan Scheme (Austudy) Youth Allowance Austudy Student Start Up Scholarships Fares Allowance Relocation Scholarship Youth Allowance Higher Education Endowment Fund Program 3.6: International Education Support Higher Education Contribution to Australian Education International 40

31 Budget year Budget year Outcome 4: Vocational Education and Training - individuals achieve relevant skills from vocational education and training which enhance employability and productivity Outcome 3: A growth in skills, qualifications and productivity through funding to improve teaching quality, learning, and tertiary sector infrastructure, international promotion of Australia's education and training sectors, and partnerships with industry Administered Items: Administered Items: Vocational Education and Training Program 3.2: HELP National Programs VET FEE HELP National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd Program 3.3: Tertiary Student Assistance Australian Apprenticeship Centres ABSTUDY - Tertiary Support for Australian Apprenticeships AUSTUDY - Tertiary Australian Apprenticeship Workforce Youth Allowance Skills Development Australian Apprenticeship Access Program 3.4: Vocational Education and Program Training Workplace English Language and Literacy Program 3.5: VET National Support Language, Literacy and Numeracy National Centre for Vocational Education National Disability Coordination Officers Research School of Fine Furniture Australian Apprenticeship Centres Special Appropriations: Support for Australian Apprenticeships Vocational Education and Training Australian Apprenticeships Workforce Recurrent Funding Skills Development FEE HELP for Vocational Education and Australian Apprenticeships Access Training Courses Program 1 Youth Allowance Education Investment Fund (VET) 1. Australian Apprenticeships Access Program includes Workplace English Language and Literacy and Language, Literacy and Numeracy, National Programs, Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement, and National Disability Coordination Officers 41

32 Budget year Budget year Outcome 5: Transitions and Youth - young people are engaged and supported to make successful transitions to adulthood and active community participation, including through career development skills, further education, training and employment Outcome 2: Improved learning and literacy, numeracy and educational attainment for school students, through funding for quality teaching and learning environments, workplace learning and career advice Administered Items: Administered Items: Careers Transitions and Partnerships Program 2.10: Youth Support Career Planning 1 Careers Transitions and Partnerships Youth Engagement Youth Engagement Outcome 6: International Influence - Australian education and training is recognised as world class and is globally connected Outcome 3: A growth in skills, qualifications and productivity through funding to improve teaching quality, learning, and tertiary sector infrastructure, international promotion of Australia's education and training sectors, and partnerships with industry Administered Items: International Education and Training Assessment Subsidy for Overseas Trained Professionals Administered Items: Program 3.6: International Education Support International Education and Training Assessment Subsidy for Overseas Trained Professionals 1. Career Planning was the National Disability Coordination Officer program which has transferred to Program

33 Budget year Budget year Outcome 7: Labour Market Assistance - individuals have access to income support and socially inclusive labour market programs which further economic development Outcome 4: Enhanced employability and acquisition of labour market skills and knowledge and participation in society through direct financial support and funding of employment and training services Administered Items: Administered Items: Job Network Program 4.1: Employment Services Work for the Dole Job Services Australia 1 Indigenous Employment Job Capacity Assessment Job Placement, Employment and Training Jobs Fund Green Corps Employment Assistance and Other Services Program 4.2: Indigenous Employment Personal Support Program Indigenous Employment Rehabilitation Services Modified Compliance Framework Program 4.3: Disability Employment Services Ex Gratia Payment Employment Assistance and Other Services Advertising Vocational Rehabilitation Services Special Appropriations: Mature Age Allowance Program 4.4: Working Age Payments Mobility Allowance Ex Gratia Payment Newstart Allowance Modified Compliance Framework Parenting Payment (Partnered) Mature Age Allowance Parenting Payment (Single) Mobility Allowance Partner Allowance (Benefit) Newstart Allowance Partner Allowance (Pension) Parenting Payment (Partnered) Pensioner Education Supplement Parenting Payment (Single) Sickness Allowance Partner Allowance (Benefit) Utilities Allowance Partner Allowance (Pension) Widow Allowance Pensioner Education Supplement Youth Allowance (Other) Sickness Allowance Utilities Allowance Widow Allowance Youth Allowance (Other) Outcome 8: Workforce Participation - Policies and strategies are developed to assist disadvantaged Australians to increase their skills and workforce participation through enhanced employment services and employer engagement Outcome 4: Enhanced employability and acquisition of labour market skills and knowledge and participation in society through direct financial support and funding of employment and training services Administered Items: Advertising Evaluation Administered Items: Program 4.1: Employment Services Advertising Evaluation 1. In Job Services Australia replaced Job Network, Work for the Dole, JPET, Green Corps and Personal Support Program 43

34 Budget year Budget year Outcome 9: More productive and safer workplaces - improved productivity through the development of safer, fairer and more flexible workplaces leading to greater employment for Australians and strong and sustainable growth Outcome 5: Safer, fairer and more productive workplaces for employers and employees by promoting and supporting the adoption of fair and flexible workplace arrangements and safer working arrangements Administered Items: Administered Items: Workplace Reform - Secret Ballots Program 5.1: Employee Assistance International Labour Organisation General Employee Entitlements and Subscription Redundancy Scheme General Employee Entitlements and Unlawful Termination Assistance Scheme Redundancy Scheme Coal Mining Industry (LSL) Funding Act 1992 Workplace Relations Reform - Unlawful Termination Assistance Scheme Program 5.2: Workplace Assistance Workplace Relations Reform - Alternative Fair Work Education and Information Dispute Resolution Campaign Small Business Work and Family Protected Action Ballots Scheme Home Workers Code of Practice International Labour Organisation Special Appropriations: Subscription Coal Mining Industry (LSL) Funding Act 1992 Alternative Dispute Resolution Small Business Work and Family Program Home Workers Code of Practice Program 44

35 1.5 PROGRAMS FOR WHICH TREASURY IS APPROPRIATED UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS (FFR) FRAMEWORK The Council of Australian Government (COAG) has agreed to a new framework for Federal Financial Relations that is being implemented in a staged manner from 1 January Under these arrangements specific purpose payments (SPPs) will now be made through combined monthly payments from the Commonwealth Treasury to and through State and Territory Treasuries. Details of payments which were previously the responsibility of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and are now being made by the Treasury are summarised below, along with resources that continue to be held by the agency. Further information on the Federal Financial Relations arrangements can be found in the Portfolio Budget Statements of the Treasury and in Budget Paper No. 3, Australia s Federal Relations

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